Was Here

Celebrating the Chicago Creative Community

June 13th By Alan Salganik

Chicago Bean

We want to thank everyone that braved the storms/Blackhawks game and came out last night to our Embracing the Chicago Creative Community party, and thank you to Society Gallery for providing a beautiful space to host the event! We had an amazing group of artists, musicians, dancers, and nonprofits come out and showcase bits and pieces of Chicago’s art community. Check out some of the highlights below:

Olivia Reyes kicked off the night, performing a few of her own songs that combine r&b, pop and rock.

Olivia Reyes performing her set

Olivia Reyes

Janet Hamilton presenting some of her pieces. Check out her gallery here.

Janet Hamilton presenting some of her pieces

Janet Hamilton

Everybody Dance Now! Chicago was live-crowdfunding their campaign throughout the night as contributions would update in real-time.

Live Crowdfunding

Everybody Dance Now live-crowdfunding their campaign

Blah Blah Blah performed a set, with songs that are emotionally-driven yet upbeat, with a unique style.

Blah Blah Blah performing their set

Blah Blah Blah

Allen Vandever painting with a fencing sword. Who needs paintbrushes?

Allen Vendever Painting and Fencing

Allen Vendever

Elev8tor performed that evening, with a smooth downtempo and funky drum beats, perfect for a loft party.

Elev8tor performing their set


And much more!

Core Project performing a dance routine

Core Project

Tina with IAEOU

Tina with IAEOU

Angie Redmond

Angie Redmond

Dan Salganik giving a speech

Dan Salganik giving a speech

Again, a big thank you to everyone who came out! We had a great time and we’ll continue to work with the Chicago creative community and help with their fundraising needs. As we continue to grow as a crowdfunding platform, we want to grow alongside Chicago’s artists, so we hope to see everyone at the next event!


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